Bourgogne Blanc 2018, Domaine Mestre- Michelot

This domaine is owned and run by Jean-François Mestre who assumed control of the vineyards and winemaking at the 22 ha Domaine Michelot in 1993. Mestre, who is married to one of Bernard Michelot’s four daughters, has spent the last twenty years raising the profile of this domaine which is now widely regarded as one of the finest in the Meursault appellation. He is now joined in the business by his son, Nicolai, whose endearing, light hearted personality combines with a fierce desire to experiment and push the boundaries. The wines benefit from extended contact with the lees and regular bâttonage, which contributes to their rich and expressive character. Up to 25% new oak is used with a growing ... Read More
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100% Chardonnay
Sub Region:
Côte de Beaune
Sub Sub Region:
Rich, rounded and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink 2020+
Closure Type:

Domaine Michelot

Domaine Michelot has been in the Michelot family for six generations and, having increased in size over the years, now comprises more than 19 hectares which include a number of prestigious 1er cru wines. The domaine achieved widespread recognition in the 60s under the direction of the charismatic Bernard Michelot and this spirit and tradition flourishes and grows in the hands of the current generation. The Meursault vineyards are made up of a number of “terroirs” – parcels of land with individual characteristics of soil, drainage and orientation – and their distinct personalities yield a diverse range of wines.

Tasting Notes

This wine is produced from 4 ha of vines that are made up of 10 parcels, a stone’s throw from the appellation of Meursault. It is vinified in 500lt barrel, only 2-3% new oak, and aged for one year before spending 6 months in stainless steel tanks before bottling. An expressive honeyed bouquet, the palate is rich and succulent with butter and honey notes and there is a delicious citrus tang that gives balance to such a rich palate. A baby Meursault!

Food Matches

Great with smoked salmon and avocado sushi.

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